God for atheists October 5, 2015 04:03

God for atheists

I have recently read two novels which attempt to deal with the ‘God question’, from a liberal, unbelieving perspective.   Steve Latham   These [...]
Still decadent September 28, 2015 06:48

Still decadent

It always seems to be the way. I am carefully reading and researching an idea, over a long period, and then somebody else pips [...]
Working life September 21, 2015 04:28

Working life

It’s fascinating how our stage of life determines what we consider to be important. In my twenties, I was, typically for that age group, [...]
Guarded pessimism September 13, 2015 01:00

Guarded pessimism

When I wrote some columns about the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon, I got an amusing response on The Prisma’s Facebook page.   Steve Latham   [...]
The English holiday September 7, 2015 04:27

The English holiday

I went to a friend’s house for a traditional English Bank Holiday Barbecue. And as is also traditional on such occasions, it rained.   [...]
Saint Jeremy August 30, 2015 11:32

Saint Jeremy

I have been intrigued by reactions to my previous column on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party leadership election.   Steve Latham   Many [...]
Power to the Corbynites? August 24, 2015 07:15

Power to the Corbynites?

I support and do not support Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become leader of the Labour Party. Why this double-mindedness?   Steve Latham [...]
Tomorrowland or bust? August 18, 2015 06:16

Tomorrowland or bust?

Directed by Brad Bird, “Tomorrowland” stars Brit Robertson as Casey Newton, a teenage girl who takes on the problems of civilisational collapse and environmental [...]
Choosing our racial identity? August 3, 2015 04:46

Choosing our racial identity?

The case of Rachel Dolezal erupted into the media last week, because she was ‘outed’ as a white woman pretending to be ‘black’.   [...]
Noise and the city July 27, 2015 02:54

Noise and the city

The usual image of the city is a place of noise, a cacophony of sound, an aural assault on our ears, preventing us from [...]
Tradition and traditionalism July 20, 2015 17:19

Tradition and traditionalism

Tradition is often considered a conservative force, opposing progressive change. But already there is a counter-tradition of the radical.   Steve Latham   Look [...]
Saving Europe July 6, 2015 06:19

Saving Europe

David Cameron is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship with the Eurosceptics in the Conservative Party.     Steve Latham   Having relied on [...]
Transsexuals and truth June 29, 2015 22:35

Transsexuals and truth

The gender transition of Bruce to  has been prominent in the news weeks ago. Former athlete Jenner had become famous latterly through his marriage [...]
Political revival June 22, 2015 04:33

Political revival

After Postmodernism, three, very different, movements, illustrate this revival of the political: Occupy, the Arab Spring, and Islamism.   Steve Latham   Occupy was [...]
Past the post June 7, 2015 00:02

Past the post

Postmodernism seems old hat these days. Once flavour of the month, this cultural intellectual movement now seems dated and passé. The world, and we, [...]

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